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+ + Vodka hopes to make its mark

Double Cross Vodka, a Slovakian spirit that is filtered through diamond dust, is about to be released to the U.S. market.

Multiple filtrations of vodkas are commonplace these days as each distiller tries to outdo the other, but this creation, made in the 13th Century village of Stara Lubovna in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains range, has been filtered seven times.

It uses 100% organic, estate-grown winter wheat and mountain spring water. It claims its diamond dust filtration system is unique because of the "unique shape and sub-micron size of the diamond dust particles."

Double cross is packaged in a seamless, rectangular bottle. Among the artistic features of the bottle are verses of old Slovakian poetry silk-screened on the back, a metal top and a metal Double Cross logo, derived from the Slovakian flag and embedded in the front.

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2 comments:

R. Snider said...

I heard about a new vodka called KU:L Vodka. I bought it a Kenwood Liquors in Chicago and it was $9.99.

I guess they were just rated a gold medal or best buy from the best testing institute.

I think its pronounced 'cool.' Anybody know more?

William M. Dowd said...

Ku:L is a Polish grain vodka that retails in the $10-12 range. It got a 91 (out of 100) score in a test this year by the Beverage Tasting Institute, which rates
all sorts of drinks. That's an excellent score for such an inexpensive spirit.